Kazuma Trails is owned, guided by and managed by Zimbabwean professional guide, Dave Carson and his lovely wife Antonette. His operation is as old school as it gets, with green canvas Meru tents which are simple but incredibly comfortable, an open sided main mess area and simple ablutions. This is very much done on purpose and epitomizes the awe inspiring feelings one gets when out on a safari adventure such as this. Authentic, colonial-era bush camping.
Dave runs two styles of mobile expeditions. Semi-Luxury and Luxury mobile safaris. The former is a pretty traditional basic camp, using '4-man' dome tents, camp cots with foam mattresses and en-suite toilet and shared shower facilities.The latter is a little more civilized with the larger Meru style tents, proper beds with even a hint that the interior décor has been given some thought. The en-suite facilities are upgraded from just a toilet to include a hot bucket shower per tent. That is pretty much where the differences between them end as everything else from food, campfire storytelling and Dave’s infectious and passionate guiding knowledge and safari experience fill your day on both safaris.
The mobile safaris predominantly run in the quieter areas of Chobe National Park as Dave is passionate about the wonders this park has to offer once you have escaped the crowds of people in the main areas. Vehicle safaris and full day game drives are interspersed with ad-hoc big game walking safaris and tracking dangerous game.
It is important to note that whist walking safaris are very common in Africa, it is really only the Zimbabwe professional guides, Zambian and Botswana professional guides that are truly comfortable and skilled enough at tracking and approaching big and dangerous game such as elephant, lion and rhino.
Herds of buffalo will be approached but solitary male buffalo and leopard will be kept at some distance. Clyde Beaty, one of the company directors and co-founders trained alongside Dave Carson back in the early nineties. It is his respect of Dave’s skill, knowledge and infectious personality that has Tailormade Africa whole heartedly promoting this wonderful Mobile safari experience.
Kazuma Trails offer multiple trip itineraries in Botswana for a varying number of nights to suit our clients wishes. The guide price below is based on their 4 night Okavango Delta only itinerary. Please speak to one of our Botswana specialists to design a bespoke mobile safari with Kazuma Trails.
What an Amazing Nine Week Trip!!
Right from the beginning, we were very impressed with their wealth of knowledge for our destinations (Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia) and how quickly they identified our needs and designed an itinerary that was within our budget.... Read more
Truly the Holiday of a Lifetime
It was a great pleasure planning our holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana with Clyde as he has a huge amount of expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the countries which we lacked and needed advice about and he was extremely eager to help us get things right ... Read more
I found them willing to discuss which trips are suitable for my requirements.
They are very aware of costs and the type of experience you want, I was looked after very well met off the plane, directed to my small aircraft, looked after in every camp ... Read more
We were completely satisfied with everything.
Clyde was informative, knowledgable, personable and even called us at home in the US to discuss our requirements ... Read more
Incredible experience and our best trip to date!
This was our fourth trip to Africa and certainly our best to date. We started planning nearly two years in advance and Clyde was with us every step of the way sharing his personal experiences and ideas ... Read more
Excellent service, demonstrating a high level of knowledge and experience, delivering top quality.
Our experience throughout with Tailormade Africa was excellent. We felt that Clyde understood our requirements ... Read more
Tailormade Africa perfectly crafted every single amazing detail of our return trip to Botswana!
We trust, respect and adore our friend Clyde Beaty, co-founder of Tailormade Africa ... Read more
Exceptional service with unparalleled level of attention to detail.
Clyde at Tailormade Africa really takes the time to get to know you on personal level. Only once he's done that, he's able to recommend the right trip with the right budget. I highly recommend him ... Read more
A memorable trip!
We were delighted with the tailor made itinerary Clyde arranged to fulfil our long held wish to combine a journey on the Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls with a safari experience in Botswana ... Read more
A holiday of a lifetime!
From the outset, Clyde has been fantastic. He tried very hard to understand our brief and came up with suggestions that we would never have considered on our own. He was flexible and willing to make changes ... Read more